Mega Mediterranean: France, Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour[Sept 1-17]

Mega Mediterranean: France, Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour[Sept 1-17]

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Sept 1-17.  This Mega Tour will take you island hopping in Corsica & Sardinia. The natural beauty & great riding will amaze you.  The tourists will have gone home so we’ll have the roads & nice weather to ourselves.

Getting there is half the fun.  First you’ll cross the French Alps & ride renowned mountain passes down to the Riviera.  Then it’s off to Corsica & Sardinia.  Riders “in the know” love these two jewels of the Mediterranean.  They offer gorgeous scenery, and amazing diversity.  You’ll ride beautiful coastal balcony roads, then find yourself in the mountains in a matter of no time.  Canyons, forests, yes there’s even a desert.

If getting there were half the fun, on the the return leg you’ll spend some quality time in Tuscany.  Take in the scenery, cusine & fine Chiantis.  Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Como & Bellagio, are just some of the magical places you’ll visit.


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Day 0 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour


Sept 1

Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour evening meeting, cocktails & dinner.

Day 1 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble -> Barcelonette

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: Sept 2

Today’s ride takes us to Barcelonnette over famous Alpine passes such as Alpe d'Huez, Galibier & Lautaret. These challenging passes have been featured numerous times on the Tour de France. Luckily we don't have to pedal our way to the tops. You'll be rewarded with amazing views of surrounding alpine peaks & valleys.

Day 2 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: Sept 3

Today’s ride takes us to the Riviera over passes like the Col de la Bonnette (highest paved alpine road) & Col de Turini (regular on the Rally de Monte Carlo). As if these passes weren't reward enough we'll finish the day on the French Riviera. In the evening, we'll take an overnight ferry to Corsica.

Day 3


Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: Sept 4

Today, we'll disembark and begin our Corsican adventure,. Our destination Ajaccio is the birthplace of the Emperor himself, Napoleon Bonaparte. Rich in history dating back to the Genoese in the Middle Ages and Antiquity, over the next few days you'll understand why Corsica was a highly disputed island.

Day 4 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 160 km Time: 4 Date: Sept 5

You'll admire the geographic diversity the island has to offer. Corsica has been spared from over development that has wrecked other Mediterranean coasts. Much of what you see hasn't changed for centuries. Certainly you'll enjoy the ride as we pass from coast to forest to mountain to canyon. There's a good reason it's known as 'ile de la beaute' (the island of beauty).

Day 5 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour

Bonifacio->Arrive Corte

Distance: 200 km Time: 6-7 Date: Sept 6

Perched on a rocky outcrop, the citadel of Corte is something to behold. If you like twisties and turns, you'll definitely love the riding in Corsica.

Day 6

Corte-Arrive Bastia

Distance: 240KM Time: 7 Date: Sept 7

Today you'll ride around the Cap Corse (the cape of Corsica), the ride is spectacular. Views of the sea, beaches, coastline, medieval guard towers all the way to Bastia the other major city of Corsica

Day 7

Bastia->Porto Vecchio->Sardinia

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: Sept 8

Today a short visit of Porto Vecchio before a ferry ride to Sardinia.

Day 8

Depart Porto Torres.->Arrive Oristano

Distance: 180 km Time: 3.5 Date: Sept 9

Today an easy day, perfect for taking a dip in the Mediterranean.

Day 9

Depart Oristano->Cagliari ->Arrive Arbatax

Distance: 180 km Time: 3 Date: Sept 10

Today we'll visit Cagliari,located at the heart of the beautiful Bay of the Angels. Beautiful beaches and coastline will leave you breathless.

Day 10


Distance: 200 km Time: 4.5 Date: Sept 11

Load up on the sights & souvenirs today, it's our last one in Sardinia. our ride takes through Nuoro a very diversified territory, alternating mountains, valleys, plateaus and a portion of coast well known its beautiful caves and inlets. We'll take an overnight ferry to Italy. As we set sail we'll undoubtedly be making plans to come back and ride both Corsica & Sardinia again...and again. No matter how many times, it's always a pleasure to return.

Day 11

Livorno->Arrive Greve in Chianti

Distance: 300 km Time: 5 Date: Sept 12

Now on Italian soil today we'll visit Sienna followed by wine-tasting and visit at the château Vicchiomaggio.

Day 12

Greve in Chianti / Firenze / Arrive Marina Di Pietrasanta

Distance: 300 km Time: 5 Date: Sept 13

Today we’ll head to Florence taking the Chianti wine route. Home of the de Medicis, Florence has more than 400 years of art, history & architecture that will surely overwhelm you. After our visit, we’ll head to Pietrasanta for two nights. You’ll enjoy the old city streets full of restaurants, boutiques, wine bars and more that invite you to explore.

Day 13

Marina di Pietrasanta / Cinque Terre /Marina di Pietrasanta

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: Sept 14

Today you'll get to visit the storied coastal villages of Cinque Terre. These villages built into the mountains are a testament to human ingenuity, natural beauty, exquisite gastronomy & respect for the environment. Plenty of time to relax and take in these magnificient wonders. You'll stare amazed at each village, having their own distince charm & character. Surely you'll want to try the local specialties: "pesto" & "sciacchetrà" extracted from the cliffs that plunge perilously into the transparent & colorful waters of the Mediterranean.

Day 14

Marina di Pietrasanta / Lucca/ Marina di Pietrasanta

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: Sept 15

We'll ride to Lucca, famous city of art surround by walls that date back to the 16th century. Feel free to stroll about, exploring the towers, and monuments. Try the church of ilt between 1112 - 1147, and the church of San Michele in Foro with its extraordinary facade and the cathedral of San Martino, stunning example of the Romaneque-Pisa style dating back to 1063.

Day 15

Depart Marina di Pietrasanta->Arrive Ivrea

Distance: 300 km Time: 5 Date: Sept 16

Feel what it's like to live like least for a night. You'll enjoy a special evening in a real castle.

Day 16 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour


Sept 17

We'll finish our tour in style as we head back to Grenoble. A celebration is in order.

Day 17 Corsica Sardinia Motorcycle Tour

Departure Day

Sept 18

Departure Day: Wishing you a bon voyage, we're sure you'll get plenty of sleep on the way home. No worries, we've saved you a spot for next year.



BMW f800 GT

Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight:  213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting:  N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.


BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.

BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag


“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase


The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.


“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
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BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2015-

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 125Nm /92 ft lbs. @6500 rpm
Weight: 231kg (wet) 502 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: 760mm
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, shift assist pro, heated grips, luggage & top case.


“The beauty of this boxer is the feel of immediate torque. After thumbing the starter and feeling the left-to-right rattle that harmonizes into a continuous melody, the R1200RS’ engine presents hefty torque from the first crack of throttle to the maximum 92 ft/lbs at 6500 rpm.” Read the full review here:


Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850


The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.


In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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BMW K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)


The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Final Drive|Chain

Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in


The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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What's Included:

Motorcycle & Insurance
16 Nights Accommodations
All Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Secure Luggage Storage
Really Cool Tour Guides
Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Additional information


Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW K1200R Sport, BMW K1300 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW K1600 GTL, BMW K1600 B, BMW S1000 XR


Shared Room, Private Room

1 review for Mega Mediterranean: France, Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour[Sept 1-17]

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris & Debbie M.

    My husband & I have done several tours, but this is probably our favorite. We’d been to Tuscany on our honeymoon and wanted to go back, but on a motorcycle this time. We didn’t know much about Corsica or Sardinia before going, and we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful they are, especially Corsica. There weren’t many tourists at all, the roads were empty. The countryside is natural, rugged and so surprisingly diverse. The charcuterie is to die for. We were glad to return to Tuscany and revisit some of the same places we saw 25 years ago. The food is as good as we remembered it. If you’re looking for something off the beaten track, with a variety of scenery and roads, this is a very good choice.

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